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would have been at least liberated of communism. didn't make any difference. you know, it's very -- it's not simple, but again, you see, this is my formulation, and this is why i have such a great admiration for churchill.
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>> maria bartiromo talks about her book and the great financial meltdown. the washington trade hosted the hour long event. >> well, welcome to the board of trade. thank you for joining us. congratulations on the new book. we're thrilled to get you early in the process. i know the road show begins. thanks for spending time with
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us. you're probably more familiar with the business of greater washington lately than you'd like to be. because we live in interesting times, that's for sure. how has the book tour been going? i want to talk a lot more about what's in it. you covered the keys to success. give us an idea of what you were thinking when you decided to spend the time putting the book together. >> it's been well. it's been a busy couple of weeks since the book was launched. i wrote the book because in 2008 when we were all watching people lose their jobs and the recession really at its peek and the financial system under severe pressure with iconic firms failing like lehman brothers and bear stearns, i started to focus on the people that were coming out of the buildings. which. in and of itself were of success and prosperity. they are holding their boxes and
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belongings. this is unbelievable. the successful people who thought they were at the top of the game, only to find themselves at bottom of the heap. how do you approach your career in life with an understanding that things are temporary and there are ways to get through it. how do you get through it? i felt that i was in a good position to be able to reach out to some successful people that i had been able to interview. people like bill gates and warren buffett. i said talk to me about your own road. how did you do it? how do you achieve the success? how do you do it during troubled times? what happened during the recession that you endured? what happened when you were worried or your neighbor was worried about losing your job? how do you get through it? how do you approach a career in -- for the long term? endurance. so i think i came away with some great insights.
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it was definitely a departure for me. i typically write about business and the economy and markets and that's what i focus on. in this book, i focused on success. i felt forced to include my own path and story. when i was talking to the people about success, i agreed with so many things. i tried to bring my own perspective to it. i didn't want it to be another book of here's the laws of success and here's bill gates list of success, it had been to be my. based on my own interactions and relationships out there. >> you did a very nice job. we'll go through a number of chapters. as it happens. i mentioned this on the way in. you are our second speaker from bay ridge, brooklyn in the last month. ted grew up in brooklyn, in fact, his dad was a waiter. you grew up there, your dad owned a restaurant. tell us, you didn't grow up with a silver spoon in your mouth.
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you addressed that. you worked in the restaurant, the big catering hall and all of the rest. tell us about growing up in bay ridge and then how that started to shape your career. because you talk a lot about family in the book. >> it totally shaped my career. and my story i'm very proud of. because my upbringing really formed my work ethic, it formed certainly who i am in terms of the way i look at things, humility, i try to keep even when you're -- you know, at places like the board of trade with all of you and going to the white house correspondence dinner, there's a lot of stuff. a lot out there. heads of state and top ceos. you know, recently, a friend of mine who is a genealogist, her record is find record of family history. she found my grandfather's green
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card on the internet, she found the manifest of the ship that he came to the country on, she got a picture of the ship. i was so proud. it turns out -- i knew this. when you see the manifest and you see your family members name and the green card, it's astounding. my grandfather, came to america from italy. first he fought in world war i for italy. in 1919, he decided to board a ship called the rex. we all know, we're all a product of our own ancestors. we all know how much courage, to leave the family, friends, place that you know so well, to get on the boat with the promise of prosperity and success. that's exactly what he did. he comes to the country in 1919. in italy, he was a crick layer, construction workers. he comes to the country and does what he knows best. he builds a restaurant.
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he built the restaurant. so he settles in brooklyn after landing, coming to ellis island. he built a restaurant, names it the rex manor of the ship. that was my first job. the cochecker of the rex manurer. that's who i am. i watched my parents work so hard. >> of course being parents, they didn't give you a break. it's not a tough day. >> right. my mother would say, you are not chopping trees. >> oh, mom i'm this -- she'd say you're not chopping trees. come on. you're right. but it's great. i would never ever give that up for anything in the world. i'm so proud and grateful to have had the upbringing that i have that hard work ethic.
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and i think that's probably the luckiest part of my story where i was born and the shoulders that i stand on, my grandfather and my father. >> you have a variety of chapters. y'all have the books in front of you. seeking a meaningful path, self-knowledge, vision, initiative, courage, we'll go on for a few of them. you missed the chapter about the new york in you. so talk to us about your desire to be on camera and how you ended up being on camera. because it was either going to be called new york in me or foot spa. i'm not sure which one. share with everyone the approach that you took to getting your first on come are experience. >> i really ever -- i really didn't have the goal of being on camera. basically, i went to nyu. i studied economics. when i was a junior in college, my mother said take journalism. i think you'd be good at it.
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i was talking journalism and figured i'll figure it out. econ came easy. i kept going. when we mom said that, i tried out journalism. i loved it. decided to switch my major. take more journalism, writing, tv classes. ended up getting an internship about cnn. i was down. i didn't want to work at cnn. i wanted to work for the big guys, abc, cbs, or nbc. i was accepted to cnn after writing essays and things. it ended up being again an lucky break. i get to cnn and the first gulf war is just about to begin. and, of course, there was such momentum. and cnn was breaking new ground. i was able to do everything. anything that they needed. they just needed a lot of help in all areas. rather than than going to one the union shops to the major
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networks when i had been given a job, tell prompt teleprompter, i was able to get my hands in a lot of things. and i was loving life. then after five years, i had really climbed the ladder at cnn and became a senior person there, i had built a great l of -- rolodex. i was the wall street beat. off camera. i would write scripts and go interview people. and i loved it. it was perfect. because i was off camera. they reassembled the assignment desk. lou dobbs brought me the great news i was getting the promotion. i was taken out of the field. i would be in the control room and the main producers in those people ear telling them when to wrap.
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bottom line, i was taken out of what i felt i had done well. interact with people. get the story. be on the ground. i was very upset about it. >> a lot of people hate it when they get promoted. >> yeah. it was more money, better title, but in my heart, i knew i didn't want that. because i was on such a great track. and so it was a sort of moment of truth for me. and so i wondered into the ladies room, crying, 25 years old. and i saw kitty pilgrim. one the reporters. i said i'm upset, i just got a promotion, it's great, i don't want to do this job. i did this job already even though i didn't have the title. she was the first person in my young career that suggested i look long term. she said, maria, you have to decide what you want to do in five years. where do you see yourself in five years? that's what you need to start
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working toward right now. i thought five years. and i thought about all of the jobs that i could take at cnn business news. i realized that many of the jobs i had done. even though i didn't have the title. the only thing left is to try to put myself on camera. so i thought, maybe i could do it. at least i could stay in the field. and so i reluctantly took the job. i was done. it was the overnight shift. i had done the overnight shift three times at cnn. i would end my shift at 8 a.m. that was another reason i didn't want that job. so i asked my boss if i could work extra, longer than the eight hours. i would go out in the field -- >> bosses usually hate that. >> right. go out in the field and interview people for the morning economic data that would be coming out. he said if you want to stay after your 8 a.m., after your show ends, that's fine. you can do it. it was my plan to get out in the
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camera crew. that's what i did. i spent the next two months putting a tape together. i wanted to work for cnbc, because that was the other network focused on business. >> you are assembling clips never to be shown. >> right. put it in my pocket. the cameramen were great. i edited tape. they called me. i was sleeping in my house. i was going to bed at 9 p.m. and sleeping all day to be at work. at 2 p.m., i answered the phone. they said we'd like you to come in for an interview. i knew i had the job. we hit it off immediately. right then, i went to new york city and bought two new dresses, even before i had the news. brought the dresses. later that day, again in my
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sleep, they called me and offered the job. i never went back to sleep that day. >> you have not slowed down since. >> i haven't actually. >> well, it's just -- i think it's testament to what you have done in your career. and you burst through so many different of the closed door. yeah, that wasn't exactly the lady's favorite area. you were welcome. you reflect that in the book. you were candid. i do want to talk about the number of people that interviewed and dealt with. it put you on radar screens where it was like who's that. that wasn't an easy time. the smile on tv notwithstanding. >> no, it wasn't. i was the first person to bring the camera to the exchange and turn it on life.
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it was new to me and definitely new to the guys on the exchange. i had some allies but also some people who gave me push backs. luckily, the ceo wanted to dismystify, he allowed us, matt quail, one the producers at cnbc had the idea. we try it had. one day i learned that jack welch. my then boss' boss was coming down to the stock exchange. i thought this was such a great break for me. i am going to be the face of cnbc to have the post of general electricity, to show him the ceo of ge. so i had met george, the guy that was the specialist. bringing buyers with sellers. simon gagne. what has he meant? >> four goals two n two games, two of them game winner. he was the missing piece of the puzzle.
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he gave them one more offensive which they needed on the power play. richards is good all the time. briere is playing the best hockey he's played since he became a philadelphia flyer. but they need one more guy. and when gagne came in, that really completed the puzzle for the philadelphia flyers. you see how good... this guy was an elite goal scorer at one time. he's had concussion issues. right now he's on fire. two game-winning goals out of four, and the overtime winner in game four to make the series, the impossible series became possible. game winner in game seven. the guy has done it all offensively. >> given what the flyers did to the boston bruins, where do you think their confidence level is right now? >> somewhere above sky high and jupiter. it's unbelievable. they have just done something only two other teams in the world have done. they have to feel good about themselves. they're playing against a team that probably thinks they're the greatest world in the team. >> because you are the world's most interesting man. >> thank you. >> we'll spin this to baseball. there was a story about ken griffey, jr., sleeping in the
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clubhouse, not available to pinch-hit. if that happened in hockey pla, was in the locker room sleeping and they needed him out there, what would happen? >> that's nothing. when i was in tampa bay, i thought i had 20 guys on the bench sleeping. that's easy. one guy in the dressing room is easy to coach. try doing what i did. >> was it that bad? one guy sleeping's nothing. >> we'll leave it at that. he is barry melrose. thank you so much, barry. >> let's catch you up on some baseball, see who is sleeping here. how about the reds. scotty rolen, a home run and r.b.i. singing. 4-0 cincinnati. the marlins are up 6-0 on the mets. cameron maybin a two-run single. >> up next, an update from tampa bay. ichiro and the mariners behind cl
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>> last day of the spanish league. barca needs a lead. ricky rubio on hand. 27th minute. uh-oh. an own goal. that is not good. look at it again.
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that's a federal offense. 31st minute. pedro beats the keeper for the score. barce takes it 3-0 the final. >> whole host of afternoon games in both american and national league. i just caught you up on the n.l. how about some a.l. games? danny werth of the detroit tigers making his major league debut. he's already got an r.b.i. single. detroit up 3-1 on boston. yankees up 2-1 to on the twinki. the yankees looking for the sweep. blue jays and rangers knotted up at 1. tribe up 1-0 quick on the orioles. grady sizemore has an r.b.i. single. rays and ms scoreless. matt garza trying to become the american league's first six-game winner against cliff lee. and the white sox and royals scoreless. >> magic and celtics this
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afternoon in the eastern conference final. orlando has not played in nearly a week. rust has to be a concern. at the very least it's the subject of this rachel nichols report. >> the magic have played a whopping eight games in four weeks, and none of those have even been recent. since sweeping the hawks last monday, orlando has been trying to fill the void by practicing and watching film, and practicing some more. >> it's good and bad. you get to see everything and at the same time, that gives you about 1,000 more worries and everything else. so i actually sleep worse because i watch so much more, oh, damn, what are we going to do against this. >> he likes the practice. he's torturing us, yeah, but i think it's fun for him. he just likes to run and see us breathing heavy and stuff like that. i think he enjoys it. >> definitely. your rhythm is pretty much either every day or every other day. it's good to have days off. >> players insist that despite
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the light schedule, are u.s. won't be factor sunday. but it has affected a few other things, like grooming. >> i only shave on game days, so if we haven't played in a while,ey yeah. >> my beard is scruffy. no reason to get hair cuts if you're in the playing. >> everybody has a beard except for dwight. he's baby. >> if a title chase doesn't usually leave time for much else, this week dwight walked the red carpet. the real beneficiary to tex that days may be starting forward matt barnes. he's been having back spasms. because the extra time has allowed him enough treatment, he'll be ready to go on sunday. rachel nichols,, espn. >> for more on this series, head over to there's even a sports center dedicated to the boston-area
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teams. ♪ >> stoudemire. yes. for three. what a shot. 21 points for the dragon. >> who back in october would have thought the phoenix suns would be in thebh+wa
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i got a nice scar and a lot of colors going on, but it's fine. and, you know, to be honest, i just feel lucky i got chance to play in the fourth quarter because when i got off the table with the stitches, i thought i'd get stitched and be fine. when i got off the table and the eye was closed, i couldn't believe it. >> steve, what sort of personal... i don't want to say goal, but feelings do you have about advancing deep in the playoffs and trying to win a championship? there has to be a bit of what you want to do. >> of course. i think we're all selfish. it's matter of taking your own wants, desires, creams and goals and making them fit within a group because ultimately for me especially at this stage in my career, the only goals that are worth chasing a team, to win a championship, it's still just the greatest thing there is to play for and the greatest motivator. it's a fantastic situation right now with this team not expecting
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to get here and we're hear -- here with a real chance. >> i'm sure you've seen the stat that comes up, m.v.p.s that haven't gotten to the final. what do you think when you see that in. >> i don't know. if i should take some blame because i've never been in the final and i'm an m.v.p., i'll take it. i've also i think played in the most playoff games without a finals appearance. you know, i don't know. i don't know if i should beat myself up over that or if it should be water off a duck's back. >> five-tenths of a second remaining. >> now you get a bigger laker team.
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for us to play slow and to be conservative i think we're playing. so we do need to try to open it up, stretch the game, stretch the court and really try to make it difficult for their big guys. >> how close do you expect to follow the world cup? >> i expect to follow the world cup very closely. my parents are british. my dad's a londoner. since i'm a baby i supported england. maybe this will be the year. >> i was going to say, is there any every jealousy when you watch world cup and think, wow, suppose i pursued that particular road instead of the one i did? >> yeah, there's always the grass is always greener. and i always realize to never say i wish i had of played soccer or i like soccer more because it's easy to say that when you punish yourself day after day after day playing the same thing.
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but how can i be averse to the choice i made? basketball has been good to me. >> straight ahead, we'll get you set for the eastern conference larry, we just had the carpets cleaned. that was the pizza guy! you said you bought a digiorno.
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it's a great day for baseball and a great day for mike morris as well. he will be in the lineup today as they try to salvage game 4 and split this 4-game set against the rockies. we'll taking up to first pitch today.
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>> he's back on track to come close to 40 homeruns. adam takes a 90 miles per hour fastball over the fence in right field to tie the game at 3. they advanced to 2nd base and phillips scores the winning run and rockies have a double header sweep yesterday. phil is one of about ten teams in baseball with 20 or more victories. there's a lot of baseball left to play. >> not bad. they are 3 and 3 in this road trip stpwhrfplt the game today and the two in st. louis, they have a shot to come home with a
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winning record! burnett and desmond have comments about the 7th inning error that cost the nats the ball game yesterday. >> we have not been throwing strikes to left-handers all year. i threw the ball well but it was a bad break and it's part of the game and we'll move on. that's baseball. >> it's a tough play. you know, i expect myself to make it. but it's the way it goes sometimes. >> and both guys have been pitching extremely well, especially burnett when he comes out of the bullpen. >> absolutely. in shaun's case, yesterday, the base hit that scored the run, the ball ends up going off of shaun's glove. this is a guy who has been effective all season since they got him from the pirates.
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he has not started a game since and he's been remarkably successful, pretty good command of the strike zone. walker is a journeyman kind of. he's pitched with the phillies, the mets, he should be making one start in his career. walker had a good spring training from mid spring training on. you look at the performance, what do you notice? >> no earned runs and no walks on the road trip. >> walker has been scoreless. innings pitched, 3 for shaun and 3 for walker. speaking about walker, let's go off to denver where it's a great day for a baseball game. >> thank you, johnny and yes the weather is perfect, can't get
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better than this. tyler walker is perfect in the last 6 appearances, 5 and a 3rd scoreless innings. he's a close starter and he's hitting up and getting better. i asked him about his effectiveness. >> keeping the ball down in the strike zone, i learned a lot from jamie last year. he told me to never overthrow anything and, you know, i have success with the breaking ball. i leave it up to get hit and fastball, the same way. i've been focussed on that. body is feeling good and i am able to get out front and follow through on the pitches and get extension and that's a big thing for me too. knock on wood. you know, that contributes and getting in there a lot, too.
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that's key for any relievers to just keep throwing the slab and getting in there as much as possible. we're better when we're tired because we're not trying to do too much out there. sometimes when i have too much rest, i feel like a world beater and i go out there and get beat. so, you know, it's a constant struggle that we go through in terms of adding and subtracting some to pitches. it's going well right now and we have to keep going. >> 20 strike out, only 2 walks. how pleased are you with that ratio? >> i am upset about the walk a week and a half ago. you know, one of my best pitching coaches with the nats, we should be standing up for the baser in the dugout. your players, are the defense
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behind you and enjoy it when you attack the hitter and let them make plays. last night, ryan made two nice plays for me at 3rd base. any guy wants to be out there making plays as opposed to standing out there and waiting. if i get beat, i get beat but i am going to challenge it in the strike zone. you know, i think the back end of the bullpen has been phenomenal. it's been outstanding. there's several of us that need to step us. we're showing signs of pitching well. that's frustrating, we have shown signs, myself ed included. you're only as good as your next
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time out there. to have this lloyd identifying force in the back, it's huge. you may have someone to bail you out. a lot of guys, we have a great time down there. we're keeping loose. >> yesterday, you turned 34 and there's a kink in the clubhouse. >> i don't think that's ever happened. it might have. but they did a nice job in there. the clubhouse manager here and they did a great job. capps is behind a little bit of the cake, too. i don't think anybody is going to say no to birthday cake in between double headers. >> that's mike wallace and also helped tyler with a change. he has not given up a run after wearing number 35. hernandez will come back on short rest and will start next
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wednesday against the mets. walker's personality has really come out a lot and keeps the guys loose. >> time for the keep your edge spotlight. you can keep your edge with just for men mustache and beer. game 4 of the series, the nationals and rockies, we'll look at the lineups next.
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mora tulowitzki fowler hawpe hawpe spilborghs taylor had a chance to sit down and visit with the advisers ron shoer. >> ron is one of mike's right hand man. tell us about your role with the nationals this year. >> well, i've known mike a long time and i remember moore following his father a long time back in chicago and hanging out with us after the ball park in chicago, the very imbitch pweurbous and wanted to learn. >> what's the biggest thing you want to do to help him make this
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team better? >> basically support him. he's been capable of doing this a number of years ago but now has the opportunity. he's been through all of that. i am the support cast. i still have a lot of context and a lot of managers that i worked for and stuff so if i can help him out, i will. >> what are your impressions of the 2010 nationals team? >> i have a lot of fun watching them. i am a little bit surprised. we had a rough time early in the spring but we had to make some pitching decisions in a hurry. mike did a great job in him narrowing that down quick and we put together a bullpen and it seems like these guys feed off of each other and the position players, there's a lot of guys
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that get along here. it's good chemistry. >> finally as for the future of the nationals organization, what do you see ahead? >> well, i see a lot of finished 6 weeks going through the minor leagues. put the faces and the arms and the hitting and everything together and it's encouraging. washington fans will going to see a little more pitching talent come down to pike shortly. we have some good quality arms and i think we can add a few bats to that and it's tkpwaog to look good and bright for the organization. >> very encouraging. let's go back to you, johnny. >> i think it will take an entire show, phil, to talk about the attributes and positives
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he's brought to this ball club. >> in minneapolis, the talk around the hotel was the all-star cast mike put in place for the front office. he brought in johnson and his own dad, brine brought in the assistant gm and rules complied. and bob boone is a hold over. the guy everybody was talking about was roy clarke, the national's roy from the part of virginia, basically a scouting specialist for the atlanta braves, and an all-star cast for lieutenants. >> ron touched on an important item, continuity and a good feeling in the clubhouse. >> it's changed completely. whether it'ses the people they
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got rid of or the people they brought in, probably combination of the two, but the character has changed a great deal. >> how about the pitching matchups today? we'll look at them when we come back at the nats extra pregame. we'll be back in just a moment. stay with us.
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game time forecast, first pitch mostly sunny, only 10% chance of rain. 3.0 is all you need to know. >> that was a hanging breaking
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ball, 4-0 colorado and there's nothing cheap about any of these hits. >> they just nailed that. >> well, the last time outfield against the rockies, it's the day olsen would much rather forget. >> well, it's interesting that you past the low point of his year because since then, he's been terrific and had the near no-hitter. this is a guy who i wouldn't say he's reinvented himself but dug back into the pitcher he was a few years back. plus the thing about olsen is he's got a real attitude and a chip on his shoulder. certainly, he now as he's pitching well he doesn't want to come out of the game and you look at the last four starts and
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this is not a guy who we thought would be the number 2 starter on the team but that's what he is. >> i am guessing today, when e looks at the e r. a. against the rockies career ux 9.79, that's his worst against any ball club, he's got something to prove. >> it was the last start that he has something to prove. as we head into the 2nd and 3rd of the season, i think he's looking ahead and who is coming up from the minor leagues and wants to establish himself as a strong part of the top end of the nats rotation. again, i look for a similar effort this afternoon. >> when you talk about guys making a statement francis has not pitched in a major league game since 2008. >> he had surgery in the prior
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season of '09. he gives up a lot of hit, 10 nearly every 9 innings but he's a former first round pick in 2002 but his e.r.a. is usually in the high 4's. this is a guy who has made it all the way back from pretty serious surgery and the rockies are looking for flashes of the old francis this afternoon. >> we wish him well, except today and we hope the nationals can get him out of there and get him out early. we'll look at who is in the lineup in the field this afternoon when we come back.
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kwa josh is usually the 5th hitter and that's huge because your 5th hitter is protecting what is supposed to be your power hitter in the lineup and most cases that's adam dunn and if they decide to pitch around the 4th hitter, you want to make them pay the price, facing a good quality hitter that may drive the ball over the fence. to put doubt in the other team's mind about pitching around your 4th hitter. >> you have the experience and you have the good defense in left field and you have the bat
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and a guy with 2 home runs and 5 rbi over the last 5 starts. >> the thing about josh, he's a good hitter against pitches that are low and away. in fact, you watch him take practice swings and it's pitching that would be low and away and he's a good hitter in the clutch. he's the guy who will do anything and you put zimmerman and dunn and willingham and that's back to back homeruns. this is a guy for the nats offense. with the table center at the top with morgan and guzman, you're looking at guys to put runs on the board and josh, last year, you have to wonder what he would have done if he started from opening day on. >> right. when you look at the lineup card for colorado, you see guzman to get the start today. >> guzman is a very up front player about playing wherever
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they want him to. he says harris has been a tremendous help to him. guzman is hitting about .300, a little more than that and puts the ball in play. switch hitter, you look at the lineup today and this is a lineup that the nats are putting out against the left-handed pitcher that only features morgan and olsen. >> the bun thing about guzman, he's not complained about anything this year. he's looking for numbers and his average in different positions he's played! this is only his 4th game as a right fielder. >> thank you very much for joining us here in the nats extra pregame. phil wood, i am johnny holiday,
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enjoy the game and phil and i will see you after the game.
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